Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Italy's Wind Telecomunicazioni Selects Acme Packet

Wind Telecomunicazioni SpA has deployed Acme Packet's Net-Net session border controllers (SBCs) to support its new residential VoIP offering. The Net-Net SBCs are elements of an Alcatel-Lucent triple-play deployment and IP network transformation program announced in October 2006. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The Net-Net SBCs are deployed in over 20 PoPs delivering simultaneous SIP and H.323 signaling and interworking between the two protocols.

Acme Packet said its broad signaling support in addition to its adaptive hosted NAT traversal allows Wind to maximize its service reach in a non-disruptive manner. The Net-SAFE security architecture provides topology hiding, access control and denial of service (DoS) attack prevention, ensuring the availability and quality of Wind's VoIP services. The SBCs also perform call admission control using flexibly defined local policies to assure service quality and network availability.